Three local authors have books on display at the Gig Harbor Public Library.
Delaney Harmond, Nathan French and Loren Finley’s books are currently in a case near the front of the library, along with Harmond’s art. A signing is planned for the future, the books will be on display until Jan. 1.
Harmond’s book “They Call Me A Rag Picker,” is about her trip to the Mexico City garbage dumps with a medical team. She witnessed children digging through the trash. Her group built showers and bathed and clothed the children The book is also about the 50 foster boys the Harmonds brought home over the years. She works as an artist in reform schools and penitentiaries.
“They’re all riding in the front of the police car now, not the back,” Harmond said. She feels that time on earth should be spent helping others. She makes pillowcase dresses for children all around the world. Helping others keeps her going, despite fighting stage four terminal cancer.
French’s book “It’s Not Meant to be a Secret” is about listening to the voice of God. French is a pastor at The Rock of Gig Harbor based at Lighthouse Christian School.
“It’s a book that activates people to hear God’s voice,” he said. French said that in his time as pastor over the past few years, he’s seen that Gig Harbor is a spiritual hot spot. The book shares stories of miracles and healings from French’s perspective.
“I don’t think things are going to stay the same in the area,” he said.
Finley’s book, “From Milk to Meat,” is about his spiritual transformation. His book was released several months ago by Tate Publishing. There is also a workbook option geared toward small groups and bible studies. It’s meant to show Christians how to “go to another gear in their walk with the lord,” he said.
Books and Harmond’s kiln-fired jewelry can be ordered through Harmond by calling 253-851-7497.Reporter Karen Miller can be reached at 253-358-4155 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter, @Gateway_Karen.